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Officer Puts Out Generator Fire, Large Dog at Large

And a resident reported stolen political signs.

Newtown Township Police Department reported the following recent activity

Saturday, Oct. 24

Around 12:15 p.m. a resident of Opal Court came to police headquarters to report that on Oct. 19 her iPad 2, valued at $629, was stolen from her vehicle while she attended class at Bucks County Community College. 

A resident of Brownsburg Road in Wrightstown called police to report that four political signs had been stolen from his front yard.

Sunday, Oct. 25

Shortly before 10 a.m., an officer responded to the area of Mill Pond Road and York Street to meet with a man who reported finding a wallet. The officer took possession of the wallet and returned it to the owner, a resident of Colchester Place. 

A resident of Zinnia Drive came to police headquarters to report that he was the victim of an attempted fraud. The man told the officer that he received notification of a purchase of computer equipment and payment through his PayPal account.  The victim’s personal information had been changed but he discovered the fraudulent activity before anything had been shipped or paid for. 

Saturday, Oct. 27

Shortly after 4 p.m., a resident of Washington Avenue in Wycombe called police to report two ATVs being driven on the street. The vehicles were no longer on the street when the responding officer arrived at the location, but he made contact with the parents of juveniles in the area who were known to ride ATVs.  The teens and their parents were all advised of the dangers involved as well as the fact that it is illegal to operate the ATVs on the roadways. 

Around 4:45 p.m., police responded to a home on Diamond Drive to take a report of attempted fraud. The resident explained to the reporting officer that he had placed an ad on Craigslist looking for a roommate.  He received a text message from someone who stated that she was interested in the roommate ad. However, she was currently in Hawaii. She further indicated that she would send him a check to cash for rent.  The resident told the officer that he had been a victim of a similar scam in the past when he cashed the check he was later notified that the check was no good.  He was advised to block the person from being able to contact him in the future. 

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Shortly after 10 a.m., a resident of Miller Road reported the theft of two bikes from a shed in the back yard of her property. She report there was a black and blue Trek mountain bike valued at $329 and a smaller red Huffy bike valued at $100 missing. She last saw them the week of Oct. 8  The victim reported there had been a contractor on her property working outside near the shed.  

Around 12 p.m., police received calls from two residents of Waterford Place reporting that their mailboxes had been damaged.   

At approximately 12:15 p.m. police received a complaint from a resident of Jane Chapman Drive about a neighbor’s dog being loose and on her property.  The resident told the responding officer that this was the second time within the past week that the large dog was loose. The officer spoke with the owner of the dog and advised him that he will receive a citation in the mail charging him with allowing his dog to run at large.  

Shortly before 1 p.m., police responded to a home on South Drive for a report that a generator against the dwelling was on fire.  A police officer was able to use the fire extinguisher from his patrol car to knock the fire down until fire personnel arrived to put the fire out.

Around 3 p.m. a resident of St. Andrew Place called police to report that her mailbox lid was broken off the box and a low voltage light was ripped from the ground.  

A resident of Burns Lane called police at approximately 5:15 p.m. to report that the stop sign and no outlet sign were both spray-painted the night before.

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